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A DISCUSSION ON STEVE JOBS’S CONTRIBUTION TO APPLE

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A DISCUSSION ON STEVE JOBS’S CONTRIBUTION TO APPLE

Purpose: To discuss the achievements and contributions of Steve Jobs to Apple.

I. Early interest in electronics
A. Being a computer hobbyists
B. Working for big electronic companies
1. Hewlett-Packard
2. Atari

II. Apple Computer Incorporated
A. Apple’s establishment
1. Steve Wozniak
2. Job’s garage
B. Apple’s early successful products
1. Apple II
2. The iMac
3. Macintosh

III. Conflict and comeback
A. Power struggle
B. Resignation
C. Working for other Computer companies
1. Computer maker
2. Pixar Animation Studio
D. Return of power

IV. Success
A. Transition of Apple Computer Incorporated to Apple Incorporated B. Wide success of Apple products
1. iTouch

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2. iPhone
3. iPad

V. Illness
A. 2004- islet cell neuroendocrine tumor
B. 2009- liver transplant
C. Resignation

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A DISCUSSION ON STEVE JOBS’S CONTRIBUTION TO APPLE

“Design is not always what it looks like, but what is inside and how it works,” said Steve Jobs in one of his many interviews just after a launch of another magnificent Apple product. Most of the youngsters today will most likely be familiar with the name Steve Jobs, but what they know about him is merely the tip of the iceberg. What they don’t know is that Steve Jobs was a disciplined and brilliant man. A man of risk so they say, oftentimes creating and mass producing gadgets without ever arousing the interest of the masses. Living on a fast-paced and modernized world, Steve Jobs was determined to spark a digital revolution, but every goal has its obstacles and hindrances. For instance, Steve Jobs was forced to step down from his own company because of a power struggle among his co-workers. But soon they realized their mistake for

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they had just lost their biggest and brightest hope for Apple- Steve Jobs. This research paper aims to recount the achievements and contributions of Steve Jobs to Apple. Steven Paul Jobs, being a young computer hobbyist, had an early interest in electronics. While in College, he joined computer clubs like the Homebrew Computer Club. But after a while, he found out that college didn’t have that much impact on his life, much more the essence of it. After realizing this, he dropped out of college and continued to pursue a computer career (Wall, 11).

Back before when Steve Jobs was around 11 years old, he enrolled in the Hewlett-Packard Explorer Club. There he saw how practical machineries were built and how they were demonstrated. “He was very impressed, and knew right away that he wanted to work with computers.” While in high school, Jobs would boldly ask William Hewlett, the president of HP, for some parts he needed for a project. Noticing Jobs’ potential, Hewlett offered him a summer job at Hewlett-Packard (Ho-jo 4, 5). Steve Jobs’ co-founder was his friend Steve Wozniak. The two became friends when Jobs was still working with Hewlett-Packard, where Steve Wozniak worked on a mainframe 3

computer. The pair...
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